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CLARITY – 2-7-19 2020 Calculus

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 2-7-19

2020 Calculus

What’s Happening: “Virginia is in political disarray, to say the least. The Gov., a Democrat, has been accused of blatant racism, revealed by his nearly 40-year-old med-school yearbook, and asked to resign; the Lieutenant Gov., also a Democrat and next in line for Gov., has been accused of a sexual assault in 2004, which he insists was consensual, and asked to resign; the Attorney Gen., also a Democrat and next in line for Gov. after the Lieu. Gov., has confessed to wearing brown make-up almost 40 years ago, and asked to resign; that would mean the next in line for Gov. was the Speaker of the Virg. House, a Republican (https://www.yahoo.com/news/virginia-democrats-crisis-over-blackface-scandal-203707045.html). The Democratic Party is in a quandary.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “If they did it, they should go.”

Biblical Response:  “It’s not that simple…at least for the Democrats. They want the moral high ground and the racism/sexism issue for the 2020 election…at the same time they hate to turn a blue state red. In a state that’s really purple (even the race for Speaker was ultimately determined by drawing a name from a bowl), they need every help they can get in the 2020 election. There’s just too much at stake.”

“Christians? We’re all about forgiveness (or at least we should be). True, no one deserves the role of standard-bearer (which every leader ostensibly qualifies for – Titus 2:7-8) unless he (or she) is of unquestionable character. But we all make mistakes of reason and passion when we are younger. Heck, I’m 66 and make them all the time. Thankfully, the King of the Universe is patient and forgiving…the electorate, not so much.”  

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, give us discerning…and forgiving…hearts; and minds not so concerned about the ‘here and now,’ as the ‘there and then;’ in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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